The Carolina Hurricanes have a plan in place if they are unable to sign defenseman prospect Adam Fox to an entry-level contract.
"We'll try to trade him," owner Tom Dundon told the Raleigh News and Observer on Monday. "I think we'll do OK. We'll see."
Fox, who is 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, had 48 points (nine goals, 39 assists) in 33 games as a junior at Harvard University, and is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's NCAA hockey player.
In three collegiate seasons he has 116 points (21 goals, 95 assists) in 97 games. He also helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship and a bronze medal at the 2018 WJC.
If Fox returns for his senior season, he could become an unrestricted free agent in August 2020.